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Spam Blocker Utility


Spam Blocker Utility is a software program developed by Zango. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named Srv.exe. The setup package generally installs about 27 files and is usually about 11.3 MB (11,852,625 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows XP. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Spam Blocker Utility.
SBInst.exe (714dad0bd26fc10a791eb7e05b4e5f00) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2011.07.16 Win-Trojan/Holax.45056
Avira AntiVir TR/Holax.E
Bitdefender Trojan.Generic.2259092
Comodo Security 9394 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Holax.E!IK
F-Secure 11.2014-23-04_4 Trojan.Generic.2259092
G Data 14.4.22 Trojan.Generic.2259092
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Trojan.Holax.E
K7 AntiVirus 13.108.4911 Adware
McAfee 5600.7152 Generic PUP.x
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7152 Generic PUP.x
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Adware:Win32/Hotbar
ESET NOD32 6298 probably a variant of Win32/Agent.CAJKMHN
Norman 10.20140423 W32/HotBar.NZ
PC Tools 2013 Adware.HotBar
Prevx 3.0 Low Risk Adware
Sophos 4.67 Hotbar
Symantec 4/23/2014 rev. 4 Adware.Hotbar
The Hacker Trojan/Holax.e
Trend Micro 10.465.23 ADW_HOTBAR.AJ
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.113 ADW_HOTBAR.AJ
VIPRE Antivirus 9865 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
VirusBuster Adware.Hotbar!+hC3u0PIRco
SBUSA.exe (e42b1a3f3f3b51b21be2bd07398849e2) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADSPY/Zango.C
Emsisoft A-Squared AdWare.Zango.C!IK
Bitdefender 7.2 Application.Generic.21299
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Hotbar
F-Prot W32/180Solutions.B.gen!Eldorado
F-Secure 8.0.14470.0 W32/Malware
G Data 19 Application.Generic.21299
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Zango.C
K7 AntiVirus 7.10.620 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.HotBar.ck
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.HotBar.ck
Artemis via McAfee 5516 potentially unwanted program Generic!Artemis
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.4306 Adware:Win32/ZangoSearchAssistant
ESET NOD32 3831 probably a variant of Win32/Adware.180Solutions
NOD32Beta 3831 probably a variant of Win32/Adware.180Solutions
Norman 6.00.02 W32/HotBar.ZB
nProtect 2009.1.8.0 Trojan-Clicker/W32.HotBar.721672
Prevx1 Individual V2 Adware
SecureWeb-Gateway 6.7.6 Ad-Spyware.Zango.C
Sophos 4.38.0 180solutions
Sunbelt AntiMalware 3.2.1835.2 AdWare.Win32.HotBar.ck
Symantec 10 Adware.Hotbar
The Hacker Adware/HotBar.ck
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Win32.HotBar.ck
HostIE.dll (211f1910ca39a6c0d236059454be27bd) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir - ADSPY/AdSpy.Gen
SafeCentral - W32/HotBar.A.gen!Eldorado
Clam AntiVirus - Adware.Hotbar-2
Fortinet FortiGate - Adware/Hotbar
F-Prot - W32/HotBar.A.gen!Eldorado
Prevx1 Individual - Adware
Sophos - Hotbar
Sunbelt AntiMalware - Zango.setup (v)
WebWasher Gateway - Ad-Spyware.AdSpy.Gen
       View all 55 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: spamblockerutility.com
Help link: spamblockerutility.com/site/FastUtility/Help.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\spamblockerutility\bin\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SpamBlockerUtility\bin\\SpamBlockerUtilityUninstaller.exe" Web
Estimated size: 11.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Spam Blocker Utility

Program executable:Srv.exe
Name:Spam Blocker Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\spamblockerutility\bin\\Srv.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SBUSA.exe - Spam Blocker Utility Search Assistant
  • SBUSADF.exe - Spam Blocker Utility Flash App
  • Cml.exe - Spam Blocker Utility
  • CoreSrv.dll
  • (Malware detected) HostIE.dll
  • HostOE.dll
  • HostOL.dll
  • OEAddOn.exe
  • SpamBlockerUtilityUninstaller.exe - Spam Blocker Utility Uninstaller
  • Srv.exe
  • Toolbar.dll
  • Wallpaper.dll
  • Weather.exe - Weather
  • WeSkin.dll - Weather Skin Module
  • CntntCntr.dll - Zango
  • SBUSAAX.dll - Spam Blocker Utility ActiveX Control
  • (Malware detected) SBInst.exe (by Hotbar.com, Inc www.hotbar.com) - Hotbar Spam Blocker (Spam Blocker for Outlook Express)
  • SBOLExp.dll (by Hotbar.com, Inc www.hotbar.com)
  • SBOLExt.dll (by Hotbar.com, Inc www.hotbar.com) - Spam Blocker MS Outlook extension
  • SBUIRes.dll (by Hotbar.com, Inc www.hotbar.com) - Spam Blocker UI dll
  • SpamBlocker.exe - Spam Blocker COM server
  • Redemption.dll (by Dmitry Streblechenko) - Outlook Redemption (Outlook Redemption COM library)
  • ASAPCom.dll (by Commtouch) - ASAPCom Module
  • SBUISkin.dll - Spam Blocker (SpamBlocker skin UI dll)
  • SBClientSinkPS.dll
  • SBSrvPS.dll
  • SBTrayAppPS.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • HostIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SpamBlockerUtility' with the class of {90B8B761-DF2B-48AC-BBE0-BCC03A819B3B}.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • HostIE.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'SpamBlockerUtility Information Window' with a class of {2AA2FBF8-9C76-4E97-A226-25C5F4AB6358}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • HostIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SpamBlockerUtility' with the class of {90B8B761-DF2B-48AC-BBE0-BCC03A819B3B}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • HostIE.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SpamBlockerUtility' with a class of {90B8B761-DF2B-48AC-BBE0-BCC03A819B3B}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Weather.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WeatherDPA' and executes as "C:\Program Files\SpamBlockerUtility\bin\\Weather.exe" -auto.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SBUSA.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SBUSA' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SpamBlockerUtility\bin\\SBUSA.exe".
  • SBInst.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Spam Blocker for Outlook Express' which loads as C:\Program Files1\SPAMBL~1\bin\102217~1.0\SBInst.exe.
  • OEAddOn.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SpamBlockerUtilityOE' which loads as C:\Program Files\SpamBlockerUtility\bin\\OEAddOn.exe.

How do I remove Spam Blocker Utility?

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Or, you can uninstall Spam Blocker Utility from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Spam Blocker Utility, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Spam Blocker Utility.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Spam Blocker Utility you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 58%
Keep it 42%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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